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Advanced European Studies, Master

  • Application Deadline
  • 12 months
Understanding the mechanisms that regulate the delicate process of European integration and learning to live and work in international contexts are among the main targets of the European College of Parma Foundation through the Diploma and University Master in Advanced European Studies. 


The higher education of the European College of Parma Foundation is geared to providing an in-depth interdisciplinary and multi-cultural study programme on the process of European integration.

The Advanced European Studies educational programme at European College of Parma Foundation prepares students for careers in EU, national and local institutions, professional associations, the corporate world and private practice.

The study programme of the European College of Parma Foundation covers one academic year and is divided into two phases.

The first phase includes teaching activities over two semesters (October to January, and February to July). Exams will take place in the months of February and June/July. Students who successfully pass such exams will obtain a first qualification: the Diploma in Advanced European Studies (DAES).

The second phase starts in July, after second semester exams. DAES graduates have the possibility to achieve a second qualification, University Master’s Degree in Advanced European Studies, by writing a dissertation on a European issue related to one course or seminar of the DAES programme under the supervision of one of the professors of the College. The dissertation must be discussed within a date specified on a yearly basis.

Programme Structure

Courses Included:
  • Key concepts in European political thought
  • European Parliament, budget and financial perspectives
  • EU institutions
  • History of European integration and debate on Europe
  • Challenges of the European Union: results and perspectives
  • EU legal system
  • Fundamental rights of the citizen of the European Union
  • European single market law, fundamental freedoms and flanking policies
  • European litigation and compliance with EU law
  • EU competition law
  • The representations of law in the European legal culture
  • EU law in relation to public procurement and concessions

Detailed Programme Facts

  • More details: Applications must be submitted by one of the following deadlines: 20 April, 1 June, 10 July, 10 September
  • Programme intensity Full-time
    • Full-time duration 12 months
    • Duration description

      Phase 1 - DAES: October 2018 to June 2019 Phase 2 - Achieving the Masters' Degree: July to September 2019 (Thesis to be defended by March 2020 max.)

  • Credits
    from 60 to 120 alternative credits
  • Languages
    • Partially taught in English
    • Partially taught in Italian
    • Partially taught in French
  • Delivery mode
    On Campus

English Language Requirements

This programme may require students to demonstrate proficiency in English.

Academic Requirements

Applicants must hold a university degree (at least a 3-year Bachelor’s Degree).In the event of profiles obtaining the same general assessment during the selection process, applicants holding a "3+2" year university degree (or equivalent) shall generally be preferred.Applications by undergraduates may be accepted upon condition that the applicant obtains his/her final university degree no later than the month of November.

Tuition Fee

  • International Applies to you

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
  • EU/EEA Applies to you

    5000 EUR/year
    Tuition Fee
    Based on the original amount of 5000 EUR per year and a duration of 12 months.
We've labeled the tuition fee that applies to you because we think you are from and prefer over other currencies.

Living costs for Parma

  • 700 - 1000 EUR/month
    Living Costs

The living costs include the total expenses per month, covering accommodation, public transportation, utilities (electricity, internet), books and groceries.


The European College of Parma Foundation is hereby offering a few partial scholarships for participating in the Diploma and Master in Advanced European Studies (DAES). 

15 Partial Scholarships for candidates holding university degrees issued by one of the following Universities:

  • University of Parma
  • University of Modena and Reggio Emilia
  • University of Messina.

15 Partial Scholarships for candidates residing in one of the following Italian Regions:

  • Emilia-Romagna
  • Basilicata
  • Calabria
  • Campania
  • Apulia
  • Sicily
  • Sardinia.

10 Partial Scholarships for candidates that are nationals of the following Countries:

Albania – Argentina – Armenia – Azerbaijan – Belarus – Bolivia – Bosnia-Herzegovina – Brazil - Chile – Colombia – Ecuador – Georgia – Kosovo - Macedonia – Mexico – Moldova – Montenegro – Paraguay – Peru – Russia - Serbia – Ukraine – Uruguay – Venezuela.

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